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Aldin Ayo fires back at Troy Rike: That s unfair

  MANILA, Philippines – The NU Bulldogs put the brakes on the UST Growling Tigers’ three-game winning streak with a 69-61 win in the UAAP men's basketball tournament on Sunday, October 21. Anlthough NU rookie Troy Rike had one of his best outings yet in the UAAP – dropping 13 ........»»

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Rike doesn’t mind physicality in UAAP but not dirty plays

Troy Rike is never the one to shy away from physicality inside the basketball court. After all, the National University forward relished banging bodies with the likes of June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar in the Gilas program. What Rike, however, isn't a fan of are the extra curricular motions that are borderline illegal inside the court. The Wake Forest alum said going up against the big men of University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament introduced him to a brand of rough play that was too dangerous for his liking. "If you chest me I won't like it but I won't complain, but don't go after my knees because that's what I will use to make a l...Keep on reading: Rike doesn’t mind physicality in UAAP but not dirty plays.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

UST coach Ayo says Rike statement ‘unfair’

National University forward Troy Rike decried the roughing up University of Santo Tomas big men, he claimed, did against him in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament. Rike was on the receiving end of what he said were some elbows and knees during their 69-61 win but Growling Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo said the forward's statements were "unfair." READ: Rike doesn't mind physicality but not dirty plays "That's unfair because we also receive those kinds of hits," said Ayo in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. "Everything we're doing is within the bounds of basketball rules so I think that's unfair." Rike went up against the l...Keep on reading: UST coach Ayo says Rike statement ‘unfair’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

Cool Smashers streak to 6th straight triumph, solo lead

Creamline notched its sixth consecutive victory with a 25-23, 25-17, 25-14 triumph over Motolite-Ateneo Sunday night to occupy solo leadership in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference at Baliwag Star Arena in Bulacan. The Cool Smashers, now with a 6-1 slate, snapped the Lady Eagles' three-game win streak that dragged Ateneo to 5-2 and a tie with first-game loser BanKo-Perlas for second place. Del Palomata drilled in back-to-back points in the endgame as Pocari-Air Force stunned BanKo Perlas, 16-25, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23, 15-13. Palomata finished with 10 points for the Lady Warriors, who recovered from a two-game slump and vaulted back into contention with a 4-3 recor...Keep on reading: Cool Smashers streak to 6th straight triumph, solo lead.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

UAAP: What do Juan GDL and Marvin Cruz have in common?

Juan Gomez de Liano is the first player to tally a triple-double in the UAAP in 12 years. With 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, he was, without a doubt, a big part of the University of the Philippines’ much-needed win against University of the East last Sunday. Before him, it was another Fighting Maroon in Marvin Cruz who had the league’s last triple-double in a loss to Ateneo de Manila University in August 2006. As it turns out, Juan GDL and Cruz share more of a connection than just hailing from State U and having triple-double games. “I talk to him. Sometimes, I would go to UPIS practices kasi assistant siya dun,” Juan GDL shared. “So minsan, I go with sina Jordi.” Juan GDL came from UP Integrated School before being promoted to the Seniors squad. He also has a younger brother in Jordi GDL still suiting up there. Cruz, on the other hand, is now serving as an assistant coach for Paolo Mendoza. And apparently, during their training sessions, Juan GDL is a firsthand witness to the talent that allowed Cruz to collect 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in one game. “Super galing ni coach Marv,” he said. In that light, the current UP superstar is nothing but glad to be making another kind of bond with the one-time pride of his alma mater. As he put it, “It’s really overwhelming for me na galing UP ulit yung nag-triple-double.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

PVL: I feel old –- Valdez on facing new breed of Lady Eagles

Alyssa Valdez got her first shot at taking on her former college team when Creamline faced Ateneo-Motolite on Sunday. The former Queen Eagle taught the new breed of Lady Eagles a thing or two when she led the Cool Smashers to a straight sets win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Baliwag Star Arena here.     Going up against new faces except for Bea De Leon, Deanna Wong and Kim Gequillana in the college team that she led to back-to-back UAAP titles in Seasons 76 and 77 before graduating the following season, Valdez felt that like it has been a long time since she left the Katipunan-based squad. “I feel old. Hahaha!” joked Valdez after scoring 19 points in the Cool Smashers’ 25-23, 25-17, 25-14, victory that pushed Creamline’s winning run to six for a 6-1 win-loss slate at solo lead.    Valdez last played for Ateneo back in 2015 together with De Leon, Gequillana, Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston. Kat Tolentino was supposed to debut in Valdez’s last playing year but was sidelined with a knee injury before the start of the season. The three-time UAAP MVP became the face of Ateneo volleyball and the players in the current lineup of the Lady Eagles look up to her. “Well, nakaka-pressure din in a way kasi you have to live na sa mga pressure and sa mga expectations ng mga tao pero that pressure kasi would make you push yourself pa and nai-inspire ka rin sa mga bata,” said Valdez. The Creamline star didn’t hold back against the younger Lady Eagles, scoring all of her points on attacks while showcasing great floor defense with 11 digs.    “Siyempre mga bata ‘yan, iba ‘yung laro ng mga bata, mas mataas ‘yung laro ng mga bata, mas kundisyon sila so ako as mas ate sa kanila will try my best para may mas matutunan pa sila sa akin,” she added. Valdez and the Cool Smashers drew first blood in their first elims meeting but the Creamline open spiker knows that Ateneo-Motolite will surely try to bounce back in their early rematch next week with Tolentino, Madayag and Gaston back for the Lady Eagles. The trio skipped Ateneo-Motolite’s for a community immersion as part of their academic requirement. “Well not naman complete Ateneo team so definitely they’ll gonna bounce back,” said Valdez. “So I guess the real battle will be on Sunday ‘cause everyone’s gonna be there.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Creamline wrests PVL solo lead

Creamline pounced on the absence of Motolite-Ateneo’s key players to score a swift 25-23, 25-17, 25-14 victory in a duel of frontrunners to annex its sixth straight win and gain the solo lead at the close of the eliminations in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference last night at the Baliwag Star Arena in Bulacan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

NU snaps UST s 3-win streak in season sweep

    MANILA, Philippines – In a battle of upstart squads, the National U Bulldogs once again got the better of the UST Growling Tigers, 69-61, to complete a UAAP Season 81 sweep at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Sunday, October 21. NU's super rookie Dave Ildefonso again did the damage at ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Troy Rike calls out dirty basketball tactics in UAAP

MANILA, Philippines – Following the suspensions handed to big names Arvin Tolentino, Thirdy Ravena and Javi Gomez de Liaño , National University’s Troy Rike hasn’t been happy with the way some players have been getting away with their dirty tactics. The Filipino-American big man was recently a victim of a dirty play during the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Juan Gomez de Liaño drops 1st UAAP triple-double in 12 years

      MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippine' Juan Gomez de Liaño sustained his stellar play and even made history this time as the first UAAP player in 12 years to notch a triple-double. Gomez de Liaño dropped 15 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists as the UP Fighting Maroons pulled away ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

La Salle quickly moves on from crucial loss to Adamson

It's the point of the tournament when teams have started weighing their chances for a Final Four spot, especially with a very tight contest at the upper half of the standings of UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament. But De La Salle University, which currently sits in the third spot of the standings with Far Eastern University with a 5-4 card was quick to say it does not want to think about the playoffs just yet. La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez said the Green Archers' loss to Adamson on Saturday is not a cause of concern as the team takes one game at a time, adding, it's just one of those "ordinary games." "No, it's not really red flag," said Gonzalez. "When we mo...Keep on reading: La Salle quickly moves on from crucial loss to Adamson.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

FEU hits rough patch after strong start

As the Final Four race starts to heat up, Far Eastern University finds itself stumbling on a bumpy track. The Tamaraws were on top after the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament but then, took a rough path to start the second round, dropping their first two games to tie De La Salle in the third spot of the standings. But head coach Olsen Racela is not worried by the chaos, even as the battle has evidently become more competitive than ever for FEU. "I don't wanna look at the standings yet. We're just gonna take it one game at a time," Racela said in Filipino, whose team is also on a possible three-way tie with the Green Archers and UST if the Growling...Keep on reading: FEU hits rough patch after strong start.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

NU stuns UST for 3rd win

National University scored its second win in three games after overcoming University of Santo Tomas anew, 69-61, in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Center. The Bulldogs stayed in the seventh spot in the standings with a 3-6 record and stopped the Growling Tigers' three-game winning streak with the latter settling for fifth place with a 4-5 slate. Rookie Dave Ildefonso took over late in the game for NU after his team allowed UST to erase an 11-point lead, 53-42, lead at the end of the third quarter to just one, 59-58, after Zach Huang's layup midway through the fourth. Ildefonso scored five points in the Bulldogs' corresponding 6-0 run...Keep on reading: NU stuns UST for 3rd win.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

PVL: Madayag, Gaston to skip Lady Eagles-Cool Smashers clash

Ateneo-Motolite will miss the services of some key players Sunday in the Lady Eagles’ marquee match against Creamline at the end of the first round of eliminations at the Baliwag Star Arena. Graduating players Maddie Madayag, Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino are doubtful to play in the much-anticipated showdown of the Lady Eagles and the Cool Smashers where the hold of the lead is at stake following the trio’s required school activity. Ateneo volleyball program official Sherwin Malonzo told ABS-CBN Sports that the three players left for their community immersion Friday night as part of their academic requirements. “Itong weekend sila nag-immersion pero alam ko pauwi na sila,” he said. “Yung immersion kasi part talaga yan ng school activity ng mga graduating (sa academics). Naka-schedule talaga yan.” Malonzo added that while Madayag and Gaston won’t be joining the team in the out of town game, Tolentino might still be able to make it in Bulacan. “Ang sabi ng mga coaches baka makarating si Kat pero baka di na rin palaruin,” he said. Ateneo-Motolite and Creamline are on a three-way tie at the top spot together with BanKo, sporting 5-1 win-loss slates. The Lady Eagles are on a three-game winning tear and will take on the Cool Smashers, who are hoping to win six in a row, bannered by former Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez and another Ateneo product setter Jia Morado.   ---            Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Nabalan erupts for 40

Ria Nabalan became the first player to drop 40 points in six years as National University (NU) scored a wire-to-wire 111-64 win over De La Salle Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The victory was the five-peat seeking Lady Bulldogs’ eighth in the elimination round — and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

NU, UST stay perfect

National University (NU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) scored straight set wins over their respective foes to remain undefeated in the girls division of the UAAP Season 81 high school volleyball tournament Saturday at the Blue Eagle Gym. Alyssa Solomon had 12 points, including two blocks, as the five-peat seeking Bullpups topped UP Integrated […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Ateneo, Adamson try to create buffer as UAAP s top four teams collide

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Defending champion Ateneo and powerhouse Adamson seek to gain a cushion against their closest pursuers as the Top 4 teams take the floor on Saturday in UAAP Sea.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

UAAP: Kouame drops 33 as Ateneo crushes FEU for share of no. 1

Despite the absence of its key cogs, Ateneo still dominated Far Eastern, 82-62, in their second round meeting in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Fighting Warays stun Lady Warriors, end slump in PVL

Tacloban’s Fighting Warays took a solid 2-1 set lead, lost some steam in the fourth but came armed to the teeth in the decider to score an earth-shaking 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 conquest of Myla Pablo and her Pocari Sweat-Air Force team and arrest a three-game skid in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Nabalan drops record 40 pts as NU nails No. 72

Ria Nabalan became the first player to score 40 points in six years as National U routed La Salle, 111-64, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News